One of the things I wanted to create was a vintage looking marquee light that spelled out BABY. Great for the shower, but also great for the nursery long after the cake hangover from the party is over. I have seen other great DIY tutorials online for lights made of foam core, but wanted to make something more substantial that would not only look great, but be durable to last many years.
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Step 1: Materials
Two pieces of 9/16th" x 12" x 36" paint grade ply wood
Christmas lights (I used lights with a battery pack to prevent excess cords and plugs)
Hot Glue Gun
40 grit sandpaper
Super sharp Box cutters or blades